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James Hearst "Pop Up Prose" Final Thursday Reading Series
Look for the red balloon at local events this month as we celebrate James Hearst's birthday with pop-up poetry readings around the Cedar Valley.


Dave Wieland Photography Opening Reception
Sponsored by Friends of the Hearst. Free and open to the public.

August 23, 5:30-7 p.m.


Kenneeth Lyftogt: Iowa and the Cival WarFinal Thursday Reading Serie
Free Child of the Missouri Compromise is volume one of a three-volume, comprehensive history of Iowa’s role in the Civil War, the first to be published in 130 years. It begins with the events and issues that led up to the war and ends with the decisive Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862. Join us for a talk with Cedar Falls’ own Kenneth Lyftogt, who will discuss the project and give a reading.

Kenneth Lyftogt recently retired from the University of Northern Iowa where he held a lecturer position in the Department of History. Mr. Lyftogt taught introductory and advanced courses on humanities, American civilization and U.S. history. He specializes in the American Civil War, and is the author of four books including Iowa’s Forgotten General: Matthew Mark Trumbull (University of Iowa Press, 2005),
From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls and the Civil War (Iowa State University Press, 1993),
Left for Dixie: The Civil War Diary of John Rath (Mid Prairie Books, 2004) and The Sullivan Family
of Waterloo (Sunseri with the Waterloo Public Library, 1998). Free and open to the public.

August 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Mae Latta Hall.


Final Thursday Reading Series
Last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Mae Latta Hall
The Final Thursday Reading Series is back with another great slate of featured regional authors and,
as always, an open mic where you can share your own creative writing. Q&A follows each reading.
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., featured author at 8 p.m.. Free and open to the public.

August 30 Jocelyn Cullity—Author of the novel, Amah and the Silk Winged Pigeons; director of the
Truman State University creative writing BFA program.


James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W. Seerley Boulevard
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613
319.273.8641
Gallery Hours
Mondays | Closed
Tuesday & Thursday | 10:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday | 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | 1:00pm-4:00pm
Hearst Center for the Arts is part of the Department of
Municipal Operations & Programs, City of Cedar Falls.